Antique Stick Barometer by Peter Dollond of London


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Object Description

An excellent 18th century antique mahogany stick barometer from perhaps the most renowned of all barometer makers.

The silvered brass scale is calibrated from 28″ to 31″ and incorporates a sliding vernier.

The mahogany case has an with exposed mercury tube,flanked with herringbone mahogany veneers. It has a hemispherical mahogany cistern cover to the base and an architectural break-arch pediment to the top, with central brass finial.

Object History

Peter Dollond (1730-1820) set up as an optician aged 20, and by 1763 was listed as Optician to His Majesty and The Duke of York. In 1752, his father John joined him in business until his death in 1761; later he took on his son, then his nephew. The firm had a shop in the Haymarket, London after 1784, and flourished for over 150 years until its acquisition by Aitchison in 1913.

Object Condition

In excellent original condition.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1935 713333

Dealer Location

Bank Farm,
Lower Odcombe,
BA22 8TY

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